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Chloe Briede Pacific Unitarian interim minister

Rev. Chloë Briedé

Interim Minister


Pacific Unitarian Universalist Church’s Interim Minister, is the Rev. Chloë Briedé. She serves as our interim from August 2022 until July 2024 as we search for a new settled minister.

A life-long UU, Rev. Chloë’s parents were active in a small, house UU congregation in Gallup, New Mexico. Later, when she was 12 years old, her family moved to Yorktown, Virginia where they joined the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News: “church felt like home to me.”

While attending George Mason University, she joined was active in various anti-war and environmental justice groups. She spent time as a community organizer in New Brunswick, NJ, and working on political campaigns in Northern Virginia. She also studied internationally in Taiwan at a Buddhist monastery and in Egypt at the American University in Cairo.

After college, although Rev. Chloë had ministry as her eventual goal, she wanted to spend time helping others. She served with AmeriCorps for two years and worked he American Red Cross before enrolling at Harvard Divinity School. After seminary, she did a clinical pastoral education residency where her direction to parish work became clear: “I wanted to build long-term, community relationships in a church.” She subsequently served as the Intern Minister at First Parish in Arlington, MA, the Interim Director of Religious Education at Old Ship Church, in Hingham, MA and as the Interim Minister at the UU Community Church of Augusta, ME. Rev. Chloë is in Preliminary Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an Accredited Interim Minister in Training.

Rev. Chloë lives with her partner, Div, and their dog, Dobby: “I enjoy hiking, cooking, gardening, and meeting friends in my free time. I also love to learn about astronomy, physics, and history when I am not reading for church.” She identifies as an agnostic with a deep affinity for Buddhism.



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Religious Education: Plan and implement programs for youth and families and adult congregation.
Welcoming Committee: Ushers, Welcome Table and Greeters.
Endowment: Maintains and implements long term investing strategies for the Pacific Unitarian portfolio of assets.
Finance: Discusses and updates the operating budget.
Worship: Discusses and implements all aspects of the Sunday service.
Facilities: Maintains upkeep and repair of the Pacific Unitarian property.
Personnel: Helps all staff with human resource issues and onboards new employees.
Multicultural Transformation Team Committee: Encourages policies of diversity, inclusivity and equity in all aspects of church governance and programs.
Membership: Keeps track of all members and welcomes new members.
Harmonious Relations: Resolves conflicts and concerns of congregants. 


Severin Behnen

Music Director
Cara Craig, Coordinator of Religious Education

Cara Craig

Coordinator of Religious Education
Gaby Gaynair Pacific Unitarian office administrator

Gaberiel Sese

Office Administrator
Kellie Kinsman AV Tech

Kellie Kinsman

AV Tech
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Lynn Taylor

Events Coordinatior
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Allison Ikeler


Jose Gurrola